2013, hd video, *sound, 5:28 / loop
Before Life depicts a man immersed in nature playing catch with a wild dog. The sky floats serenely above the landscape giving a dream-like feeling to the overall atmosphere. The droning of the Tanpura resonates through the canyon invoking ephemeral chants; springing forth from the earth and wind. The never ending cycle presents the idea of reincarnation and more the space in time before life is given again.
*Asatoma chant performed by Leah Kaplan